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Understanding other religions : al-Biruni's and Gadamer's "fusion of horizons"

Author: Kemal Ataman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, ©2008.
Series: Cultural heritage and contemporary change., Series IIA,, Islam ;, vol. 19.
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Named Person: Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī; Hans-Georg Gadamer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kemal Ataman
ISBN: 9781565182523 1565182529
OCLC Number: 228676724
Description: 135 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
On the way to understanding : fusion of horizons (horizontverschmelzung) --
A. Hermeneutical significance of horizon (horizont) --
B. Fusion of horizons : assimilation or participation --
Al-Biruni's understanding of other religions --
A. Background and context --
B. Fusion of horizons : assimilation or participation? --
C. al-Biruni's method of studying other religions --
Conclusion --
Ways of encountering the other --
A. Background of the problem --
B. Exclusivism : Karl Barth --
C. Inclusivism : Karl Rahner --
Pluralism : John Hick --
E. Evaluation --
F. Conclusion --
Between exclusivism and pluralism --
A. Objectivism-relativism debate revisited --
B. Beyond exclusivism and pluralism : a questionable attempt --
Conclusion --
General conclusions.
Series Title: Cultural heritage and contemporary change., Series IIA,, Islam ;, vol. 19.
Responsibility: by Kemal Ataman.
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